With the start of the first T20I between Pakistan and Windies, many dreams started to turn into reality for the Pakistan fans as international cricket has finally comeback in their home.
Too add more happiness to it, Pakistan gave no chance to Windies right from the word go and sealed a huge win over the Caribbeans by 143 runs in the first T20I.
Jason Mohammed, who was leading Windies for the first time elected to bowl first after winning the toss and it went all too wrong for them as both the openers gave Pakistan a blistering start.
Fakhar Zaman played a quick 39-run knock before running himself out while Babar Azam departed after playing a steady knock. Debutant Hussain Talat proved his worth with the bat with a slow but productive knock of 41 runs from 37 balls.
But the skipper of Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed (38) and Shoib Malik (37) completely took the game away from Windies with their sparkling knocks and it guided Pakistan to a mammoth score of 203 runs. On the other hand, none of the bowlers except Keemo Paul couldn’t deliver with the ball. Rovman Powell was the most expensive bowler who conceded 34 runs in just 3 overs.
Watch Malik’s innings here-
In reply to Pakistan’s 203, the openers failed to give Windies a strong start and after their departure they kept loosing wickets and completely lost their way. Rather than chasing down the target, they were looking to save themselves from humiliation, but in the end that didn’t happen too as they were bowled out for just 60 runs and could only manage to play 13.4 overs.
Pakistan has the best bowling attack in the world right now and they proved it once again with an incredible performance. Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz and Shoaib Malik picked up 2 wickets each while Hasan Ali picked up 1 wicket in the only over he bowled. Hussain Talat finished things off by picking up the last wicket and with that Windies received a humiliating gift in the first T20I for coming to play in Pakistan.
PAK 203/5 (20 ov) | Sarfraz 38 (22), Malik 37* (14) | Keemo 1/26
WI 60 (13.4 ov) | Samuels 18 (19) | Amir 2/3, Nawaz 2/19
Result: Pakistan won by 143 runs